Posts tagged In Memoriam

So long, gorgeous.

So long, gorgeous.

imwithkanye:

Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 | NYT
Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.
“I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”
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If you have 9 minutes, you can hear what they are talking about in this hilarious interview.

imwithkanye:

Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 | NYT

Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.

“I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”

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If you have 9 minutes, you can hear what they are talking about in this hilarious interview.

In 1975, KGB used to have special programming on Sunday nights. Dr. Demento and the music that the DJs (or at least one, Jim McInnis) thought that you should hear. One of those songs was Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, it was the kind of sound that made you look at your radio and listen.

I thought about driving over to the place where I first saw the Ramones, but I was hungry this morning and I didn’t know if there was a good place to have breakfast near there. There wouldn’t be any point to it anyway: that place shut down within a few years after that concert. You can’t hold or find memories - what ever memories you have are always between your ears, wherever your ears are.

When you hear The Ramones, you hear guys trying to make music beyond the boundaries of teenaged angst but never leaving that orbit. It is fast and vital, but never nuanced. Perhaps because of that, the notion that they are all dead and I’m not seems incongruous.

The sound of their music doesn’t match the state of their existence (sic) today.

The late David Brenner on YouAndMeThisMorning in March 2013

the obit from his hometown paper
Devo guitarist Bob Casale, who played with the group alongside his brother Gerald from the original incarnation of the groundbreaking Akron new wave band in 1973 all the way through their recent tours, died suddenly on February 17th of heart failure. He was 61.

A legend of the small screen has passed. Sid Caesar was a performer who demonstrated how comedy and television go together like bread and butter. If you laugh at your television ever, if you watch The Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, you can thank Sid Caesar for that laugh.


Sid Caesar- Professor On Archeology (by Isabel Karp)
 (via Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly - The Washington Post)
Agu, listed at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, was a defensive end from Bakersfield who was going to be a fifth-year senior next season. He arrived at campus as a walk-on before earning a scholarship last year. He played seven games last season, recording six tackles. Agu, who was called the “ultimate team guy” by Dykes, played five games the previous two seasons.
“He’s a walk-on who came here because he loved the game,” Dykes said. “He played a lot for us last season, played some on scout team. When on the scout team, he attacked that with the same vigor as he prepared for games. He’s someone who had a passion for life, loved to learn, loved to laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He’s just a special young man.”
(via Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly - The Washington Post)

Agu, listed at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, was a defensive end from Bakersfield who was going to be a fifth-year senior next season. He arrived at campus as a walk-on before earning a scholarship last year. He played seven games last season, recording six tackles. Agu, who was called the “ultimate team guy” by Dykes, played five games the previous two seasons.

“He’s a walk-on who came here because he loved the game,” Dykes said. “He played a lot for us last season, played some on scout team. When on the scout team, he attacked that with the same vigor as he prepared for games. He’s someone who had a passion for life, loved to learn, loved to laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He’s just a special young man.”